Horse Blankets for the Winter Season

It’s horse blanket season! With the cold weather here, you may be looking for a horse turnout to keep your horse warm and protected this winter. With so many choices on the market, it can be hard to choose which horse blankets or turnouts are best for your horse. Thankfully, Jeffers’ Equine Specialist, Kim, has faced the same dilemmas and has put together a list of options to help you choose the right blanket for your horse.

The blankets in this list are in no particular order, and all of the blankets are both waterproof and breathable. Whether you are looking for a blanket for horses with high withers, blankets with the ultimate amount of protection, or the best bang for your buck, this list covers them all. From Kim’s very own designs to best sellers and low-cost solutions, there is sure to be a great blanket to choose from no matter your budget or what weather type you may be facing.

Continue reading for an exclusive look into Kim’s top ten picks for the best horse blankets for the winter season.

Best Horse Blankets for Winter

1) Premium Blanket at an Affordable Price

Jeffers Supreme Plus Navy Medium Weight Horse Blanket

Jeffers Supreme Plus Horse Blanket offers all the things you need at an affordable price. This medium weight turnout is a fan favorite because it has the features and premium quality found in blankets that cost 4x more. It features a unique “T” front buckle closure, an extended chest flap and skirt, and three adjustable velcro surcingle straps to keep the blanket secure on your horse while preventing drafts and gaps. It has a 1680 denier outer and 240 grams of polyfill. This design combines black or navy with silver trim for a sleek, clean look. Plus, there’s a matching neck rug!

2) All the Features without the High Price

Loveson Navy Blue Heavy Weight Horse Blanket

The Loveson Horse Blanket is an excellent choice because it has a lot to offer at a great price point. Available in medium or heavy weight, each blanket comes with a matching, detachable neck rug for added warmth and protection. This beautiful blanket comes in navy and features either royal blue (medium weight) or contrasting orange (heavy weight) trim. It features a shoulder gusset so your horse will stay comfortable while moving and grazing. This blanket has a 600 denier outer and is available in either 350 or 200 grams of polyfill. So, you can choose which blanket is best to keep your horse nice and cozy, or you can buy both to stay prepared for whatever the winter weather brings.

3) Stylish and Functional Bestselling Blanket

Jeffers Economy Plus Turnout Blanket is as stunning as it is functional. This beautiful blue plaid blanket has a 1200 denier outer with 240 grams of polyfill. It has been a bestseller for many years because of its timeless design, exceptional quality and protection, and its low price. This turnout features an adjustable buckle front chest closure, crisscross surcingles, shoulder gussets for freedom of movement, and a tail flap. Affordable and gorgeous, this medium weight blanket is well-loved by those who are looking for a quality blanket at a great price.

4) Good for the Environment and Your Horse

The WeatherBeeta Green-Tec Detach-A-Neck Blanket is created using recycled fabric which saves over 340 plastic bottles from going into landfills. They are also made using 50% less energy. This blanket is available in both medium and heavy weight. It has a 900 denier outer and is available with 220 or 360 grams of polyfill. It features two crisscross surcingles, a matching, detachable neck rug, and removable and adjustable leg straps. This blanket is black with teal trim for a sleek and beautiful look that gives back.

5) Best Horse Blanket for Winter on a Budget

Jeffers Economy Turnout Blanket is Jeffers #1 Selling turnout. It is a go-to for horse owners who are on a budget or for those who need to replace multiple horse blankets each winter. This medium weight blanket features adjustable front chest closures with snaps and adjustable crisscross surcingles. This blanket has a 600 denier outer and 240 grams of polyfill. Its price can’t be beat, and you can choose from multiple eye-catching patterns!

6) Integrated Hood for Maximum Protection

The Amigo Bravo 12 All-in-One Horse Blanket has an all-in-one design that is both comfortable and will stay in place. This heavy weight turnout features an integrated hood and three belly surcingles to keep the blanket secure and free of drafts. With this blanket, and you won’t have to worry about leaks or the hood coming unattached. This beautiful turnout is navy with an electric blue trim that will have your horse looking great and feeling warm.

7) One-of-a-Kind Design Horse Blanket

Jeffers “Bloomin’ Toolin’” Horse Blanket features a one-of-a-kind sunflower and tooling pattern that you won’t find anywhere but at Jeffers! It is designed with the beautiful colors and features of the tooling found in tack. This medium weight blanket has a 600 denier outer and 240 grams of polyfill. It features detachable crisscross belly bands, a generous shoulder gusset, and two adjustable front buckle chest closures. This blanket is both gorgeous and full of features to help your horse stay warm and comfortable during the colder months. Plus, it comes with a complete set of replacement belly bands and leg straps. So, you can use this blanket for multiple seasons to come.

8) Perfect for Horse’s with High Withers

Jeffers Solaris Extended Neck Turnout Blanket features a high neck and is perfect for horses with high withers. It has a 1200 denier outer and is available with 240 or 360 grams of polyfill. This blanket is available in both medium and heavy weight to keep your horse warm and comfortable throughout the winter season. It features detachable crisscross belly bands, shoulder gussets, and an extended neck. The extended neck helps prevent rubbing and keeps your horse’s neck protected from the wind and rain. With its stunning emerald green plaid design, it is the ultimate mixture of style meets functionality. This style of blanket provides more warmth and is a great choice for horses with more prominent withers. Plus, it comes with a set of replacement straps!

9) Bestselling Blanket with New Features

Jeffers Economy Plus Turnout Blanket w/ Detachable Neck Rug is new to the Jeffers economy line and features a detachable, matching neck rug. This medium weight blanket has a 1200 denier outer with 240 grams of polyfill. It also features crisscross surcingles and upgraded heavy-duty snaps and adjustable buckles at the chest for added durability and functionality. The classically-styled blanket has a navy and gray body with matching striped trim for a new look with added protection for a great price!

10) Top-Notch Quality with Safety in Mind

Jeffers Romper Stomper Horse Blankets are made to the highest specifications with great features and benefits at a great price. Each blanket is made with a 1680 denier outer, and the comfortable blankets are available in light, medium, and heavy weight. This blanket’s seamless design is perfect for avoiding water build up. It also features detachable crisscross belly bands and hind leg straps for safety. So, if your horse got their leg hung in a strap, they would be more likely to tear than a standard nylon strap. With replacement straps included, this safety feature helps prolong the life of the blanket while also ensuring your horse’s safety. These midnight navy colored blankets feature striking silver trim and details for a sophisticated look and feel.

Safety Essentials for Horse Trail Riding

Trail riding is a great way to take a break from the arena or training and spend quality time with your horse. Although going on a trail ride is the perfect opportunity for you and your horse to unwind, it is important to make sure you’re prepared for your adventure. We sat down with Kim, Jeffers Equine Specialist, to find out the must haves for a safe trail ride. Follow along as we outline the top safety essentials to pack when taking your horse trail riding.

1) Helmet

A group of three friends trail riding horses on a cloudy day.

Protecting your melon may seem like a no-brainer when competing or training, but it’s important to wear a helmet anytime you ride a horse. Even the most trained horse can be spooked or trip over a root and go down, potentially taking you with them. As scary as it sounds, accidents can happen anytime, especially when we are comfortable and let our guard down.

Luckily, there are several brands and styles of both english and western riding helmets, so you can choose the helmet that suits you best. Before riding, ensure your helmet fits properly, hasn’t been dropped or damaged, and is less than five years old. Remember, it’s essential to ensure you are both prepared and as safe as possible to avoid any potentially dangerous situations.

2) Water and Food

A chesnut colored horse reaching out to eat food out of a person's hand.

As always, when spending time outdoors away from the pasture or barn, make sure both you and your horse have plenty of food and water. Check with the riding facilities beforehand to see if there are any available water sources and pack accordingly. Since it is common for horses to be “put off” by water they are not used to, be sure to bring plenty of your own just in case. Products like the Horse Hydrator, a portable filtration system, help remove chemicals, minerals, bad tastes, and smells to help encourage horses to drink more away from home. Also, be sure to bring feed and hay your horse is used to eating, and don’t forget to pack a hay bag and water bucket.

If you’re going on a day trip, bring snacks and a lunch if you’re going to be out all day. If you’re camping, obviously, you’ll have to bring a lot more water and food than you would if you were going for a quick day ride. There are also trail riding accessories such as insulated water bottles you can attach to your saddle for easy access when riding.

3) Sunscreen and Fly Spray

Two girls trail riding two horses on a bright sunny day.

Protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful UV waves is essential when trail riding or anytime you are out with your horse in the sun. Wearing sunscreen on your skin, an SPF lip balm, and even UV clothing helps you have fun in the sun while remaining protected. If your horse has white on their face or nose or pink skin, which can sunburn easily, sunscreens like Sunflower Suncoat Spray can help their skin remain protected from the sun too.

Also, make sure you are both protected from flies and other pesky insects you may run across on the trails. Fly sprays and repellents, such as Pyranha Wipe N’ Spray Fly Spray, helps make sure your horse is protected while riding. Spraying an insect repellent on your skin before riding, like No Natz Bug Repellent and No Mosquitoz helps keep you protected from pesky insects too.

4) Battery Backup for Phone and Map

A wooden box of trail maps in front of a grassy field.

Just like when you’re going hiking, it’s important to keep your phone on you in case of an emergency. Bringing a battery backup for your phone helps keep your phone charged in case you don’t have access to a charging source. Keeping your phone charged is essential so you can call for help if there’s an accident or you become stranded.

Also, make sure your phone is on you and not in the saddle bag. This ensures that you will have the phone with you if you are separated from your horse. Phone holders that wrap around the arm or leg like The Horse Holster are great options to help you comfortably store your phone on you while riding. If the trail has a map, make sure to take a copy with you just in case. If not, you can use a tracking app to outline your steps in case you get lost or turned around.

5) Hoof Pick and Hoof Boot

A closeup of a chesnut horse's two hooves as they walk on grass.

Even if you decide not to take your entire grooming kit, it’s important to always bring a hoof pick with you on trail rides. You never know what your horse can pick up on a trail. With a hoof pick, you can easily remove unwanted debris, such as rocks, from your horse’s hooves. If your horse is shod, make sure you bring a hoof boot, such as The Natural Hoof Shoe, in case they throw a shoe.

6) First Aid Kit

A chesnut horse having their leg wrapped in white gauze.

Before you hit the trails, it’s essential to pack a basic first aid kit for both you and your horse. This kit should include emergency items such as flexible cohesive bandages, antiseptic ointment or solution, gauze pads, scissors, blood stop powder, and hydrogen peroxide. Remember to pack band-aids and any other first aid materials specific to your needs, such as medications, too. Make sure to put all of the emergency supplies in a separate bag that will fit into your saddle bag.

7) Electrolytes

A white horse receiving a dose of oral medicine in the side of their mouth.

As we mentioned before, horses are very sensitive to the smell and taste of water. This can cause them to not drink as much water when they are away from home. As always, ensure the water is clean and fresh, and give it to them slowly at first. If they are drinking enough to quench their thirst, allow them to drink freely.

Just in case they are not drinking enough water, be sure to bring along some electrolytes to help them replace the fluids lost from sweating. Not only do electrolytes help replace lost fluids, but they also encourage horses to drink more water, making them an essential item to bring on your adventure.

8) Saddle Bag

A chesnut horse wearing a Cashel Small Saddle Horn Bag on their brown saddle.

Perfect for keeping all of your trail riding accessories in one place, saddle bags are great to have when you hit the trails. Before riding, make sure your horse is used to carrying a saddle bag with things in it. This helps make sure they are familiar with the feeling before you hit the trails. There are several different types of saddle bags to choose from, including pommel bags, which sit in the front of a saddle, and cantle bags, which sit behind you. Whichever type works best for you, saddle bags are great for carrying emergency items and essentials when trail riding.

9) Horse Blanket or Sheet

A brown horse wearing a Rambo 1000D Original with Leg Arches Horse Blanket, 100g as it runs through a pasture.

When you’re exploring the trails, the temperature or weather can change at a moment’s notice. Make sure you bring a horse blanket or sheet to help protect your horse from the elements, especially if you are camping overnight. It’s also a good idea to pack rain gear, such as a waterproof turnout sheet for your horse and protective clothing for you, in case the weather takes a turn for the worse.

10) Extra Halter and Lead

A brown horse tied to a tree while trail riding.

It’s important to bring an extra halter and lead when taking your horse trail riding in case one snaps or breaks. If you are camping, be sure to pack a comfortable halter for your horse to wear during the night. You may want to bring some baling twine with you too, which is useful many situations, including making an emergency halter or lead if one breaks. Also, if you are keeping your horse tied to the trailer at any point, using a safety tie ring helps make sure they can break away safely in case of an emergency.

A Few Final Horse Trail Riding Tips

Lastly, you may want to bring a grooming kit or a few grooming tools such as a curry comb to help remove dirt from your horse’s coat after riding. It is also important to inspect your horse’s tack for damage and ensure it fits properly beforehand. Also, it’s always a good idea to let someone close to you know where you’ll be riding, and don’t forget to check the weather before the trip so you can plan accordingly.

You may have heard a family member or friend say they are bringing an item “just in case” when packing for a trip. “Just in case” packing is a good mindset to have when preparing to take your horse trail riding. Since you are exploring an area away from home, it’s important for you to have the items you may need. A good example of a “just in case” item to bring is the Trailer Aid. This product is perfect in the event of an emergency because it is a quick and easy way to safely change a flat tire on a trailer. So, if you see something and think that might be good to pack, bring it if you can.

Trail riding is a fun and rewarding experience for you and your horse. Preparing for the trip helps you focus more on relaxing, enjoying the adventure, and bonding with your horse.

Happy riding!

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Equine Mojo Joint

The Story of Mojo Joint

Mojo was developed by Jennifer Gilliand while searching for a solution for a true all-in-one supplement for her horses. Tired of carrying around a ton of different supplements to shows, she decided to develop Mojo and committed to making it with the highest levels of human-grade ingredients available. Jennifer made this commitment to quality because while other supplements may have higher amounts of vitamins and nutrients, they usually use lower-level ingredients. This may make a supplement look more powerful, but it is not as effective since the ingredients are lower quality.

Unimpressed with the upkeep of the pelleters used to make Mojo in its previous facility, she purchased a pelleter and now makes it herself. With the help of her daughter, Jennifer personally makes every batch sold from their farm in Alabama. This all started in a small barn, and they still keep that same mindset.

With the goal of making horse and animal health and care affordable, this woman-owned business has made waves in both the equine and pet industry with their commitment to transparency, hard work, and dedication towards helping others. For more information on Mojo and how it came to be, check out the video below.

The Mojo Joint Difference

Unlike other supplements that may contain feed-grade ingredients, Mojo only uses food-grade ingredients in their products. The company believes that if it isn’t good enough for us to eat, why would we give it to our animals, and we agree! The goal of Mojo is to “replace harmful medications and prescriptions with natural supplements and give your animal a better quality of life.”

Their line of products includes supplements for horses, dogs, cats, and exotic animals. Another goal of Mojo is to reduce the number of supplements and medications your animal has to take by jam-packing nutritious ingredients into an all-in-one supplement.

Not only are their products packed with nutrition, but the company prides itself on its product transparency. Unlike some other supplements, what is on the label is what you get, nothing else and nothing more. For an affordable price, you can help your animal stay healthy, happy, and pain-free.

An image of Mojo Horse Supplement, Mojo Exotic, and Mojo Canine + Feline Joint Supplement on a wooden table in a wooded area.

Why Choose Mojo Joint?

Mojo Joint is a great supplement choice for both senior and performance animals and an excellent addition to a solid preventive health plan. Not only are the products affordable and effective, but there are tons of reviews and success stories to back up the effectiveness of Mojo. Follow along as we dive into the different products offered and the features and benefits for each.

Mojo Horse Supplement

Perfect for senior and performance horses, Mojo Horse Supplement is filled with powerful food-grade vitamins like MSM, glucosamine, and vitamin A, D, and C, to name a few. Not only is great to use for horses that may be prone to joint problems, but it also helps prevent and delay expensive maintenance measures such as hoof injections. This product has plenty of 5-star reviews and is a go-to recommendation from Kim, Jeffers Equine Specialist, whenever customers are looking for a powerful and effective all-in-one- supplement for horses.

Mojo Canine + Feline Joint Supplement

An excellent joint supplement for dogs and cats, Mojo Canine + Feline Joint Supplement helps maintain your pet’s coat, mobility, and muscle mass. Containing food-grade ingredients such as glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM, and more, this joint supplement has helped many pets improve their coat condition and playfulness. If you’d like to check out the effectiveness of this supplement for yourself, watch the video below.

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Equine Ting Points

Equine Ting Points, and how do they affect a horse’s performance? Company founder Gary DesRoches was introduced to these acupressure points during the early days of Leg Saver through the book VETERINARY ACUPUNCTURE: Ancient Art to Modern Medicine. In it, a chapter written by Dr. Are Thoresen DVM of Norway on Ting-Zone Therapy inspired DesRoches to design the ever-evolving and improving protocols that are crucial to the success of Leg Saver.

Equine Ting Points

In traditional Chinese medicine, the meridian system is a set of 12 major pathways throughout the body through which energy, or “qi” flows. Ting Points are the acupressure points above the coronary band of the hooves that relate to the beginning or end of these organ meridians.

How Ting Points Affect Your Horse’s Health

Once you get to know where your horse’s Ting Points are, you can use them as a good gauge of his health. If a Ting Point is warm to the touch or swollen, chances are a sudden health issue like a respiratory infection is occurring. If a Ting Point is cold to the touch or sunken in, your horse is most likely suffering from a chronic condition such as arthritis.

Ting Point Therapy

Leg Saver has helped ease arthritic horses, along with other chronic conditions like lung bleeding, bowed tendon repair, check ligaments, hoof lameness, stifles, hocks, OCD, whirl bone, TMJ, poll and shoulder problems. Its unique waveform combined with Ting Point Therapy has been the key to rehabilitating performance horses globally for the past 15 years.

We are in good company: practitioners around the world endorse Dr. Thoresen’s Ting-Zone Therapy, and Leg Saver’s unique waveform technology is continually improving upon these protocols to become an industry favourite for treating performance horse health issues.

Feeding Your Horse Properly, Horse Health Problems, Horse Nutrition

Feeding Your Horse Properly

Food is your horse’s foundation; his fuel for exercise and a healthy immune system. A proper feeding schedule and the type of feed you give him are just two of the elements needed to ensure a healthy, balanced diet to keep him in top form. Read on for our top tips to feed your horse.

One Feed Does Not Fit All: Every Horse Is Different

A horse’s size, exercise routine and breed all play a role in feeding requirements. For example, if your horse isn’t turned out to pasture for the majority of the day, he’ll require more hay than one who’s grazing all day long. Keep in mind that with grain, less is more. Start with a small portion and increase to your horse’s needs. If the number of races your horse does changes, their food ration will need to be adjusted accordingly.

Change Feed and Feed Schedules Gradually

Consistency is key to a good feeding schedule. The feed should be given accurately and if the type or ration size changes, ensure it’s done incrementally. Sudden changes can lead to colic or founder. Routine is paramount to your horse’s health!

Don’t Fuel Right Before or After Exercise

Try to feed your horse either an hour before, or an hour after you ride him. If it’s race day or a strenuous training session, make it closer to three hours before or after. A horse’s lungs have less room to work if their digestive tract is full, causing them to exert more energy. Exertion also diverts blood flow away from the digestive organs which can slow gut movement and enhance the prospect of colic.

Water Often and Provide Plenty of Roughage

Provide your horse with 5 – 15 gallons of fresh, clean drinking water per day. Nothing is more nutritious and beneficial to his organs, coat and general well-being. Aside from water, high quality hay or pasture should make up the bulk of your horse’s calories. If your horse is more high performance, add grain as needed.

An Additional Note on Feeding:

We would like to note that feeding processed food such as pellets or sweetened foods can be dangerous.  We have tested a number of these and found many contained mould or other toxins. Be mindful of what you feed as it can be harmful over a period of time.

We’ve also found that adding Apple Cider Vinegar to a horse’s diet has numerous health benefits as well.

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Treating Shoulder Pain in Horses

Before you jump into a treatment routine to help your horse overcome his shoulder pain, it’s important to understand what’s causing the pain, and what type of injury it could be. Then, along with regular therapy, there are several other natural methods you can try.

How to Accurately Diagnose Shoulder Pain in a Horse

Shoulder pain in horses is often misdiagnosed as such due to the similarity of symptoms. For example, severe pain in the foot-pastern-ankle area can be misinterpreted as shoulder pain due to restricted forward leg movement; or rather, a shortening of the stride. In turn, shoulder muscles will tense involuntarily.

Look for these signs of true shoulder pain:

  1. Swelling of the shoulder joint
  2. Pain under pressure on the shoulder area
  3. The horse swings his leg in an arc rather than straight up and forwards
  4. Restricted leg movement and unfinished strides

Types of Shoulder Pain in a Horse

Shoulder dysplasia (where the socket is too shallow for the ball of the joint) can lead to dislocations, and arthritis in more severe cases. Arthritis can also develop from bone disease in cases of abnormality between the bone and cartilage. Cysts will form and the cartilage becomes brittle, eventually resulting in arthritis. Soft tissue injury is another common source of pain for horses.

How to Treat Shoulder Pain

Cold and Heat Treatments

Cold packs should only be used in cases of obvious heat and inflammation of the shoulder. They can also be used after exercise. Warm up the area with a heat treatment prior to exercise and periodically throughout the day.

Gentle Stretching

Once the initial inflammatory stage is over, start with a heat treatment and then move on to light stretching exercises. They can also be done as a warm-up before more strenuous exercise is planned.

Leg Saver Ting Point Therapy

Our electro therapy treats inflammation at a cellular level, effectively shortening healing time.

That is one of the most important things to remember: when treating shoulder pain, as with all injuries, it’s important to monitor your horse closely. If you are familiar with what “normal” looks like for them, you will be able to anticipate injury sooner and apply healing methods quicker. If you have any questions regarding how Leg Saver therapy can help treat your horse’s shoulder pain,

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Best Exercises for Recovering Horses

When your horse is recovering from an injury, it can be a long road to full recovery. It’s crucial to remember that baby steps are key, as is regular treatment with Leg Saver’s waveform therapy designed to speed up the healing process.

Here are three type of training exercises you can do with your horse recovering from injury to help re-stabilize his spine and limbs through engaging specific muscles. Rehabilitation exercises are meant to improve muscle function, athletic performance, and most importantly; reduce risk of future injury and back problems.

Recovery Exercise #1: Mobilization

When completing these exercises with your horse, ensure he is well-balanced, even standing against a wall for support. Start with small movements, hold, and repeat the session 3 – 5 times daily.


Use your choice of bait, perhaps a healthy crunchy carrot, to entice your horse to flex his neck. He must stay straight as he bends chin to chest, chin to knees, and chin to fetlocks.


Bend chin to girth and chin to flank. Engage the horse’s pelvic and abdominal muscles by getting your horse to bend his chin to hind fetlocks, as well.


Encourage your horse to stretch his neck as far as possible after rounding and bending.

Recovery Exercise #2: Core Strengthening

Before you exercise your horse, begin with these two motions:

First, apply upward pressure starting between the chest muscles. Then, slide your finger slowly back along the horse’s chest muscles, lifting the shoulder blades and the back. Second, apply firm pressure at the top of the spine, and move forward with pressure until you reach the bottom.

Recovery Exercise #3: Balance:

Repeat these balancing exercises 3 times daily:

  • Activate the muscles which support the chest by applying pressure to the middle of your horse’s chest, causing him to rock backward.
  • Activate the pelvic muscles that help balance your horse by gently pulling the horse’s tail to one side, then the other.
  • Activate fore- and hind-limb muscles by lifting one limb at a time while pushing gently on your horse’s shoulder or chest to rock his weight slightly.

It’s always best to consult with a trained physiotherapist before starting any exercise program with your horse. Take your horse’s cues when it comes to what they’re ready for, otherwise you could re-injure him. It’s important to keep an eye on your horse’s diet during this time, as eating habits are another sign of health. For more on how Leg Saver can help speed up recovery time during this process,


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Horse And Calming Supplements

Horse Calming Supplements Promotes a relaxed and content equine temperament. This won’t solely profit the well-being of your bangtail however it can promote contentment, consolatory you within the information that your horse is relaxed and after happier. while some horses are naturally additional susceptible to suffer restlessness and agitation, others exhibit such behaviours as a results of situational factors willnot|that can’t} essentially be controlled. However, the thoughtful administration of dietary supplements can benefit your horse’s mentality and cut back symptoms of stress and ill-health. The VioVet vary of product includes non-drowsy pill and liquid formulations to supplement regular feed, treatments for stable bedding and therapeutic ointments for massaging and de-stressing your horse.

Horse Calming Supplements

Calming supplement ingredients that employment and things to think about before selecting or administering a product
You’ve spent vital time coaching and making ready your horse for a clinic or competition, solely to induce there and have him behave poorly. He’s excitable and unfocused and spooks at things that ne’er fazed him at home.

will this situation sound familiar? I had it happen with my Thoroughbred male horse Duke. we tend to had a well known trainer running a multiday clinic at the barn wherever I boarded. despite the fact that I had been out of city for a we tend toek, i actually wished to ride. however once I walked Duke into the ring—an arena we trained in daily—he started acting “squirrelly.” we tend to tried to figure through it but concluded up swing him back in his stall for the day. ensuing day we tried again, and he was great. Still a bit “up” but listening and responding to my cues. For Duke, it simply appeared he needed to be within the scenario a second time to appreciate everything was okay.

In things appreciate this, you may raise what you’ll do to stay your horse from being therefore nervous. One choice many homeowners reach for may be a calming supplement. These don’t seem to be chemical tranquilizers however, rather, product designed to assist horses retain focus. Sue McDonnell, PhD, Cert. AAB, initiation head of the Equine Behavior Program at the University of Pennsylvania college of Veterinary Medicine, in Kennett Square, says she generally gets multiple calls every week from veterinarians searching for calmative recommendations. The horses are most typically “stallbound basketball shot patients,” she says, but calming supplements could be helpful “in a range of scenarios, appreciate coaching or show situations, health care procedure difficulties or aversions, loading and trailering worries, anxious breeding stallions, separation stress, commutation stress, stereotypies, and more.”

Pinpointing Issues

Before reaching for a quick-fix calming supplement in one amongst these situations, however, begin by evaluating your nervous horse and his environment. as a result of horses are “fight or flight” animals, they usually fall back on these instincts once baby-faced with disagreeable scenarios. they’re basically hard-wired to do to escape from new circumstances or conditions on the far side their traditional routines. When they can’t escape they usually categorical their nervous energy in less-than-desirable ways.

Calming Supplements For Horses

As horse house owners, we are able to try and notice shops for this energy. this might be as easy as permitting extra turnout time or longeing a horse before riding. In addition, exposing horses to a range of things can facilitate desensitize them to and become additional acceptive of latest circumstances. If you wish help, think about operating with an veteran trainer. These professionals can help horses overcome nervousness and provides owners and riders coaching and management recommendations.

McDonnell says it’s also vital to guage the horse’s health to create certain a medical reason isn’t behind his behavior, as a result of conditions appreciate viscus ulcers will result in behavior issues. Horses that are in pain because of injury may additionally exhibit negative behaviors.

Evaluating a horse’s diet before adding a relaxing supplement is additionally terribly important, because many dietary elements can have an effect on behavior. Imbalances and deficiencies in some nutrients can contribute to behavior disorders. In these cases a calming supplement that contains one amongst these nutrients would possibly help. Work with an equine dietitian to assess your horse’s diet and verify whether or not dietary excesses or deficiencies are inflicting behavior problems. What follows are a number of the additional common and effective natural calming additives on the market. the primary 3 are designed to handle sure deficiencies, whereas the latter four are merely useful additives.

Equistro Haemolytan For Horses

Equistro® Haemolytan | Equistro

Nutritionary Value:
The trace parts contained in HAEMOLYTAN four hundred are within the without delay bioavailable organic advanced variety of IPALIGO®. increased demands on a horse‘s metabolic necessities from physical activity, physiological state or birth are often supplemented quickly and simply with HAEMOLYTAN 400.

HAEMOLYTAN four hundred use is suggested within the following situations: • Sports horse : – Drop or irregularity in performance – throughout intense coaching and competition programmes • throughout convalescent amount or in a very poor physical state • Horses destined for stud : stallions with an important covering programme or broodmares in the last third of gestation

Suggested Administration:

Adult horses Daily programme Weekly program normal sized horses (500 kg) ten to fifteen cubic centimeter per day twenty ml two to three times per week.
Lightweight horses/ponies/foals 5 to 10 ml per day fifteen cubic centimeter two to three times per week because of the presence of trace parts with most set limits, administration should not exceed 120ml/500kg horse/day. Vetoquinol advocates the respect of native and international rules for competition and horse racing.

TRM sensible as Gold – 1.5 metric weight unit

TRM sensible as Gold ought to be additional to the traditional feed ration. This product will profit nervous, hot or high set up horses. Contains B nourishments, essential amino acid and Vitamin E.

Pre Competition: 50g per day, 3 to four days before competition disagreeable Situations: 50g per day. Maintenance: 25g per day.

Omega Alpha Chill – four L Promotes and Enhances Relaxed Behaviour. Supports and Maintains traditional Disposition. Chill may be a calming formula that’s developed with documented botanicals employed in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic herbalism. it’s wont to calm excitable horses, particularly those with pre-performance jitters.

Promotes and enhances relaxed behaviour Helps focus the mind on the task at hand doesn’t build the horse sleepyheaded or goosey won’t negatively have an effect on performance may be used for horses with trailer fright, behavioral problems, stall rest or for separation anxiety

Equine Horses In Winter , Best equine calming supplements

Equine Horses In Winter

Just as human sense the unbarable bloodless in iciness, so do Equine Horses receives very bloodless at some point of iciness and the way we take automobile of them may be very vital Some Scientific Nutritional Products at iciness feeding offers horse proprietors a supporting hand with lots of suggestions and recommendation to get thru the chillier time and make sure their equines keep superior fitness and wellbeing. During the iciness our horses and ponies require extra precise care, specifically at some point of freezing situations so that it will keep their fitness and properly-being. It is vitally vital that your equine remains each heat and nourished so that it will permit him to experience the iciness months.

Top Tips for Winter Feeding from Scientific Nutritional Products

1.) Provide Ad Lib Forage. During the iciness months grazing is decreased along it additionally turning into depreciated in dietary value. It is crucial to offer enough hay or haylage as an opportunity to grass now no longer to say constantly providing hay or haylage withinside the subject while the floor is blanketed via way of means of frost of snow. Including critical fibre maintains the intestine healthful and cell and as the pony digests fibre the fermentation method of the roughage actually warms him up from the internal out!

Haygain UK | How horses adapt to the Winter Season

2.) Supply a Vitamins and Minerals Supplement. Due to the lower of dietary content material withinside the forage we must offer to our equines in iciness time it may be particularly useful to deliver a Horse Vitamin and Mineral complement of their diet. Provide critical micronutrients with Equine Horse and Pony Multivitamin Supplement or Competition Horse Supplement from Scientific Nutritional Products.

3.) Keep the burden and the rug on! Ensure your equine is adequately rugged so that it will ensure he doesn’t lose energy, energy and weight so that it will maintain heat. This is in particular vital in case your horse has been clipped, dropping his herbal defences to bloodless climate.

4.) Maintain Access to Water. The on-line domestic of equine and dog dietary supplements In bloodless climate our water tanks and troughs are prone to freezing. Upon achieving the backyard this need to be the primary factor horse proprietors test because the water supply can also additionally had been inaccessible to equines for some of hours if there was a tough frost over night. Break the ice and strive including warm water wherein viable for your horse’s consuming water earlier than leaving the stables withinside the night so that it will maintain is from freezing.

5.) Keep Joints Healthy Just like us in bloodless climate our equine’s joints frequently go through greater at some point of bloodless climate and our horses and ponies frequently show an accelerated stage of stiffness of their movement. Joint Right Supreme from Scientific Nutritional Product incorporates superior degrees of Glucosamine for Horses, Chondroitin, MSM, Green Lipped Mussel and Omega three to sell healthful cell joints! Find out greater approximately the dietary supplements noted on this weblog and visit! As properly as production a number Horse Supplements we are able to manufature a Dog Joint Supplement, Glucosamine for Dogs, Canine Joint Right.

Amino Acids For Exercising Horses, The Benefits Of Branched Chain Amino Acids For Exercising Horses

The Benefits Of Branched Chain Amino Acids For Exercising Horses

Background: Protein vs. Branched Chain Amino Acids:

Many people tend to think of protein as one substance — like one ingredient needed in our horses’ (or our own) diets. But that’s actually not the case.

There are many different types of proteins, each with a specific role to play in the body. Some proteins are structural parts, giving cells their shape or helping them move. Other proteins act as signals, communicating with different cells. Still other proteins aid in metabolism.

However, one thing all proteins have in common is their basic structural parts: amino acids. Each protein is made up of one or more chains of amino acids (known as polypeptides), and there are twenty types of amino acids in all.

Of the nineteen amino acids needed for normal adult bodily function (one is only required in infants), eight are considered essential amino acids. This means they must be consumed in the diet. The remaining eleven are known as non-essential amino acids, which is actually somewhat of a misnomer because they still play essential roles. But since these amino acids are synthesized by the body, they are not essential in the diet.

While good pasture and/or hay usually meet leisure horses’ protein requirements, hard-working horses can often benefit from added protein, specifically in the form of branched chain amino acids (B.C.A.A.’s). Named for their unique chemical structure, the B.C.A.A.’s include three of the essential amino acids: (L-) isoleucine, (L-) leucine, and (L-) valine.

How Branched Chain Amino Acids Work

B.C.A.A.’s work by aiding in the growth and repair of hard-working muscles, as opposed to allowing muscles to use existing protein which can lead to catabolism (muscle break-down). These amino acids increase protein synthesis, which helps to add more muscle. At the same time, B.C.A.A.’s reduce the rate of protein breakdown by decreasing the activity of the protein breakdown pathway and also decreasing the expression of several complexes involved in protein breakdown.

B.C.A.A. Benefits for Exercising Horses:

  • Provide support for muscle growth
  • May help horses maintain top speed longer
  • Support muscle preservation during intense activity
  • Support reduced muscle breakdown
  • Support recovery after strenuous activity

Supplemental B.C.A.A. Complex from Peak Performance Nutrients

Our B.C.A.A. Complex can be fed daily to improve attitude and aid in muscle growth and recovery. It can also be administered for three days prior to an event to support a more alert, energetic horse and to help your horse maintain top speed for a longer amount of time. The product comes in either powder or convenient paste form.

Whether you have race horses or compete in speed events, three-day eventing, or endurance rides, your horse may very well benefit from receiving additional protein supplementation in the form of B.C.A.A’s.


Equine Protein Requirements

Introduction to Proteins and Amino Acids

BCAAs: The Many Benefits Of Branched-Chain Amino Acid Supplements